GO THE DISTANCE
The race is a mix of road and well surfaced flat trail, very gentle undulations with just one sharp turn and a hump-back canal bridge to negotiate. Plus some stunning scenery to zoom your way through.
Race numbers for both races will be allocated to you on the day at registration - they will have a timing chip attached so you can check your times after the race!
Bespoke T-shirts for 10K entrants should be collected at race registration after you've picked up your race number.
Medals will be presented as you cross the line, along with water.
The Start and Finish for both events will be on Lakeland's Academy's school field. The event will be compared by 'Potteries Marathon Promotions' so be sure to have your number visible so you can be cheered along by name!
We know you will be working hard and pushing through the 6-mile race but, don't forget to SMILE , as the wonderful Bryan Dale will be around the course taking photographs while you work up a sweat.
His pictures can be found after the race on his website!
Photos are totally free for you to download - he will even send the high-resolution digital original to you by email if you ask - again for free.
About 3 weeks before the race, Bryan will put a banner on the website with an interactive map for you. Just click on the coloured dots to see a photograph of that spot on the course."
Results will be on...
…shortly after the race.
Prizes will be awarded in each age category in the school after the race.
Refreshments will be available in the school throughout the day.
Full changing and shower facilities are available in the school sports centre.
Please take extra care when you are entering and exiting the school premises as there will be many children waiting for the fun run to begin at 10.30am.
Please do not park on the roads surrounding Lakelands Academy, there is parking available on Tesco Car Park, around the Town Centre and at The Mere (We close the parking at Lakelands Academy at 10am for the Lakeside Coaches 2K Fun Run)
Both races are being held under UKA rules so are therefore a no iPod/MP3/Personal Stereo event, and we hope you stick to these rules, please.
Please ensure you warm up and down within the school grounds and not on the public roads.
The 10k is not a completely traffic free race so please be vigilant.
You must run on the left hand side of the road at all times unless instructed otherwise by a course marshal. There may also be pedestrians around the course, however you will be running on the road so this shouldn't cause any disturbance.
Please follow marshals instructions at all times.
PLAN YOUR RACE
Car parking and Race Headquarters are at the Lakelands Academy, Oswestry Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. SY12 0EA.
If approaching from Oswestry/A5 direction follow signs for Ellesmere and the school is on your right hand side as you enter the town.
If approaching from Shrewsbury, Whitchurch or Wrexham follow signs through the town for Oswestry and the school is on your left hand side.
Please note that the school car park will be closed at 10.00am due to the 2K Fun Run, but alternative parking will be available at:
Ellesmere Business Park coming from the Oswestry direction.
Ellesmere Rangers Football Ground.
Near to Tesco's
Please do not park on the main road or the surrounding side roads.
Running for Charity!
The official charities for this year's Ellesmere 10k and 2k Fun Run is Hope House Children's Hospice and the Alzheimer's Society.
Many people choose to run for a variety of different charities and we expect our race will raise lots of money for local and national charities. All our marshals and volunteers also receive donations for local charities and schools. Thank you to:
Ellesmere Rotary Club
Ellesmere Rangers Football Club
Ellesmere Cricket Club
Ellesmere Garden Society
Criftins C of E Primary School
Cockshutt C of E Primary School
Welshampton C of E Primary School
Tushingham with Grindley C of E Primary School
Shocklach Oviatt C of E Primary School
and all the other volunteers as without you, this race would not be such a success!
Lakeside Coaches of Ellesmere
Lakeside Coaches are the largest coach hire company in Shropshire and South Cheshire with depots in Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Wem and Malpas.
Lion Quays Resort is a truly magnificent setting for a romantic break, a pampered spa weekend away or a family stay set in stunning Shropshire countryside. Lion Quays also proves as an amazing waterside setting for peaceful business meetings or as a breathtaking and spacious backdrop for your wedding or special occasion.
UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
This is as fast and as popular as ever! This race genuinely does have PB potential for runners prepared to take it on with the course record being 29 mins 12 seconds which made Ellesmere 10k the 6th fastest 10k in the UK in 2012.